RESPONSES: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 2
Responses: Qualitative Research Methods
Indeed, qualitative research is focused on collecting, analyzing, and interpreting non-numerical data like language. It is a form of research that can be used to understand how individuals perceive and give meaning to their social reality. The four types of qualitative research designs are data interpretation, sampling, data collection, and analysis. While it is true that participants participate voluntarily in the study, researchers must ensure that they adhere to the ethical guidelines in the research process. Data collection entails using several methods for collecting empirical materials like in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and ethnography, in addition to written documents and photographs (Hammarberg et al., 2016). With the advantage that qualitative research offers an in-depth understanding of how people perceive social realities, it is the best method to investigate how Alzheimer patients feel when placed in nursing homes. Interviewing the patients and their families will offer a comprehensive view of how the situation. In addition, the method has already been used with success when Mjørud and colleagues used face-to-face interviews and field observations to explore personal experiences of staying in nursing homes from the viewpoint of a person with Alzheimer’s disease (Mjørud et al., 2017).
Hammarberg, K., Kirkman, M., & De Lacey, S. (2016). Qualitative Research methods: When to Use Them and How to Judge Them. Human Reproduction, 31(3), 498–501.
Mjørud, M., Engedal, K., Røsvik, J., & Kirkevold, M. (2017). Living with dementia in a nursing home, as described by persons with dementia: a phenomenological hermeneutic study. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1).